If anyone has an American Girl Doll you know how expensive all the accessories and extras can be!
Owning an American Girl Doll doesn’t have to be as expensive as it seems. If you are creative and love to DIY and make crafts, you can create some AMAZING items for your dolls that cost barely anything.
Here are some of our favorite ideas:
DIY Doll Furniture:
DIY Doll Nightstand
Ikea Hacked Doll Closet
DIY American Girl Gymnastic Bars
DIY Doll Desk Set
DIY Doll Size Lockers
Doll Size Bathtub (from the Dollar Store)
Doll Sized Music Stand
FREE Doll Crafts and Printables:
American Girl Doll Ideas has some FABULOUS ideas. She has this great page full of Doll Crafts and Printables that you can make for your dolls. There are free printables and also videos. Your girls will have a blast watching them.
Here are some of our favorites:
AG Doll Cookie Jar
Science Fair Set Tutorial
American Girl Paper Towel Printables
DIY AG Doll Jello Pudding Craft Printables
Grace’s Bakery Bags Printables
DIY Doll Star Wars Lightsaber
American Girl Coffee Pot
DIY Doll Clothes and Accessories:
DIY Doll Socks
Easy No Sew Fleece Poncho – we used this easy tutorial with our American Heritage Girls Troop as we were working on the Toys and Games Badge. We didn’t have any fleece so we used jersey knit fabric instead.
There are also lots of ways to clean your doll up and get her hair shiny and nice again without having to send her away to the expensive doll hospital!
Doll Hair and Skin Care:
Fixing Doll Hair Curly or Straight
How to Care for Dolls Hair and Vinyl
How to Fix Curly American Girl Doll Hair
How to Restore an American Girl Doll
How to Make an American Girl Doll Look New Again
How to Clean Marks off Vinyl Dolls
If you don’t have the time or resources to make your own items, I have found some very inexpensive accessories and furniture that work great! We have the bunk bed set and love it! It’s held up with three little girls for over 2 years now!